[nSLUG] ubuntu 5.1
flame at ns.sympatico.ca
Sat Dec 10 11:08:16 AST 2005
Thanks everyone (for those who now have power). I did find this site
(see below ) and I used gksudo plus command to get around the
"protection" . I am going to try and disable the root protection so I
can do similar operations in the future.
P.S. after a while I may venture into the other distros to learn more.
This seems to be a good beginner start. Without the usual distro war,
What would be a good stepping stone, maybe debian (which I think ubuntu
is based on) slackware, suse?
Betti Ann & Preston Smith wrote:
> Go to this URL
> Here is the first thing it says
> "Ubuntu uses sudo command to allow a *normal user* administrative
> privileges. Thus the traditional UNIX *root* account is disabled (i.e.
> it is not possible to log in as root).
> All the graphical configuration utilities use sudo by default. Thus
> when *Synaptic* or something similar asks you for a password, it is
> asking for *your user password*, /not the root password/.
> The first user created is part of the /admin group/, which can use
> sudo. Any users created after that are not by default. It is
> recommended that all users of Ubuntu use sudo, as it provides clear
> benefits to security."
> Hope this helps
> matt parker said the following on 09-Dec-05 19:47:
>> New User Question:
>> Just installed ubuntu on one of my windows boxes (dual boot). I want
>> to change the order that grub loads the operating systems. I want
>> windows first as a choice so my kids can just turn it on and not have
>> to worry about a choice. I think I have to change the menu.lst file
>> in the grub folder. the problem is I do not know how to login as root
>> in ubuntu!!! I was not given a choice to set up that account during
>> setup. The only choice I had was for a user account. As a normal
>> user account I only have read only access. What can I do?
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